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The Token Female and Hippie (justuhgyrl)
- AS degree in Business Administration
- University bookstore buyer/freelance web designer
- 10+ years of marketing and sales experience
- Adds the female perspective
The Smart One (digi)
- Dual BSBAs in Economics and Accounting/MIS
- MBA student.
- Artist, Musician.
- Lotsa work experience in Finance and Corporate Strategy.
The Tree Hugger (Ken)
- Law Student.
- Studied philosophy and theology exensively.
- Musician, comedian.
- Adds the Liberal perspective.
(photo courtesy of Sandy Spring Museum)
- Dual BS degrees in Economics and Business.
- MBA and Master of International Management student at Tier One University.
- Eight years in Corporate America.
Me (The Godfather) and my highly edumacated friends (digi, Ken, justuhgyrl) tell you what is wrong (and right) with the world today. Period. Basically this means current events, politics, business, bad business, corporate america, what we love, what we hate, capitalism, economics, why MBA grads are usually morons, (except us) Affirmitive Action, and so forth. To comment, just click on the "Comments" link and dont forget to subscribe to my blog by entering your email on the right.
Saturday, February 21, 2004
Well, im kinda tired of Blogger. Im on Xanga now. Go here from now on please...
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Do you manage people? Do you interview, hire, fire, etc? If so, let me give you some advice. If you take someone out of their day, force them to dress up, get them all nervous, and bring them in for an interview, you have certain obligations to that person. How many people do you interview for a single position? 5? 10 maybe at most?
Once you have made up your mind on who to hire, it is your ethical obligation to inform those you interviewed immediately that they are not being considered for the job. Sadly, most managers are so cowardly that the most common method of notifying someone they did not get a job is to completely ignore them at all costs. Not only do Managers not proactively notify the person, but they avoid their calls, ignore their emails, and generally just leave the poor people wandering "what-if" for days and weeks.
Managers that avoid this kind of confrontation are cowards, unethical, and do not deserve to be in the position they are in. If they cannot respect someone enough to give them a 60 second phone call, then they do not have what it takes to be a leader.
In this country 97% of all income taxes are paid by the top 50% of income earners. That means that the bottom 50% of income earners are paying virtually none ... a paltry 3% of the tax burden. The top 1% of income earners earn less than 18% of all income, but they pay 38% of all income taxes.
Ok, so I stole this from Neil Boortz, but its just great.... read below.
Do you really want to make someone completely and irrationally furious? It's really so simple. Just tell them that they bear the responsibility for where they are, right now, here, at this point in their lives.
My sermon yesterday on the great jobs debate really rubbed some folks the wrong way ... especially those who have lost jobs to overseas competition. The last thing they wanted to hear was that these jobs were not theirs ... that they belonged to the employer and that the employer could damn well do what he wanted with them. Yesterday's email offerings called me everything ... monster, idiot, f***ing moron, nazi, fascist .. you name it.
OK, whiners. Let's go to the bottom line here. So, you don't have a job. Well, guess what? MOST Americans do have jobs. Most Americans are working, earning a living, providing for their families, planning for the future, saving money, putting their children through college, and just generally living large. But you're not. Most Americans have jobs. You don't ... and you can't see that the problem here is YOU?
Stop whining ... stop demanding the government save you from your own decisions ... and stop blaming your situation on someone else ... including the president. Grow up, suck it up and get out there and fight. You own you, nobody else does. If you own you then you are responsible for you. Accept the responsibility and knock off the damned whining.
Boy ... I can hardly wait to see the email this afternoon.
When it comes to choosing between the lives of Humans, or the lives of birds, tree huggers choose birds. The US wants to build a fence to help slow the insane amount of illegal alients from Mexico, but California and the environmentalists fear it could danger some bird migrations. The US wants it to protect the lives of Border Agents, not to mention the rest of the Americans that are victims of crimes by immigrants. Ya know, its time that we speak up against these morons. Way too many illegals are breaking other laws, not to mention terrorist implications. Close that border.
Here is the story.
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Or at least, severly overhaul it. I have had it with the corruption in Atlanta at all levels at the cost of taxpayers. Atlanta is ripe with it, and nowhere is that more obvious than in our public transportation - MARTA.
This article scratches the surface of the rampant corruption.
I have been saying someone should do this for a long time, just to make a statement about the absurdity of race-based scholarships, admissions, and Affirmative Action. Well, someone finally did it. Let's just see how long they survive before the race demogogue hypocrits cry foul and shut them down. Ya see, its only ok to be different if you are black.
Here is what I am talking about.
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
I can sit and research Atkins all day long, but I dont need to. The American Heart Association is AGAINST the Atkins diet suggesting that it can lead to heart disease. They also question studies founded by Atkins-related parties that suggest Atkins is safe. Perhaps because of the obvious conflict of interest, but also because of horribly low sample sizes, and other problems. No one can dispute the American Heart Association is independent, does not stand to profit from the study, and shows that the Atkins diet is NOT safe. The AHA suggests you watch what you eat and excercise, (novel concept with the American fatties) and not change your diet according to Atkins. I will bore you with all of their numerous facts, but here is one that supports what I have been saying:
"If followed for a long time, they can result in potential health problems. And while they may result in quick weight loss, they have not been proven effective for long-term weight loss.
These diets can cause a quick drop in weight because eliminating carbohydrates causes a loss of body fluids. Lowering carbohydrate intake also prevents the body from completely burning fat. "
Here is one AHA press release on the topic reenforcing their stance against Atkins.
Here is their original study.
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Don't take my word for it. Atkins is the idea of one man to make a lot of money. And when a lot of money is involved, a lot of people jump on the ship. Its sad. But who cares what I think, read this statement from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
Be careful what hype you believe. Dont forget, you can lose weight with Ephedra too. And cigarettes, and smack.....
I have said it all along. You eat less carbs, you slow your metabolism. Once it is slowed, you ALWAYS have to eat less and less carbs or else you will regain your lost weight immediately. No one listens to me, however. People liked that quick loss of pounds that lowering carbs does. Too bad when your metabolism equals out, you no longer lose any more weight...
Maybe now that the truth on Dr. Atkins is out, that fad will finally die. Good grief, lets hope so. If I see one more "Atkins friendly" product im gonna puke.
Aren't you so glad you gave money to Dean? Aren't you glad you defaced your car with that retarded sticker? Why people go ape over candidates in primaries never ceases to amaze me. Especially someone as completely unelectable as Dean. Well, I hope you enjoy taking your money, crumpling it into a little ball, dousing it with gasoline, and lighting it on fire. Because if you gave any money to Dean or Clark or any of the rest of the bunch, you just completely threw it away.
And you can always tell the intellect of the Dean supporters. They are the ones that put his stickers on their cars, but not on the glass where it easily comes off. No no. They put it on the bumper, or the trunk, or on another painted part. Somewhere where it will NEVER come off. Bright. Really bright. Oh well, I guess you can add your devalued car into the big pile of money you flushed down the drain.
Friday, February 06, 2004
Join us in whining and moaning and playing the victim! Hey, don't we all get a turn! I actually got turned down for a job three times now because I was not "a minority candidate". Not to mention EVERY job I apply for I STILL get asked my race! How many blacks have been told they cant get a job based on race since 1964? My guess is, not a whole lot. And the ones that did, are rich now! So join me in decrying the new racism - the hatred of whites, and especially, white males.
Let's take a look at a few major companies policies to discriminate against straight white men:
Here is Computer Associates policy:
"..., we have developed results-oriented Affirmative Action Programs which contain objectives designed to significantly increase opportunities for minorities, women, the disabled..."
"...Microsoft has established a comprehensive plan to promote and integrate diversity ..."
Promote? Thats the word I dont like.
How about IBM:
"...Project View is an IBM Diversity recruitment program offering Latino, African American, Asian, Persons with Disabilities and Native American, BA, BS, MS, PhD students the opportunity to explore IBM's national career options...."
I guess I am not invited.
Here is AT&Ts policy...
"...a focus on continuing employee advocacy for Asian/Pacific Americans, African Americans, Hispanic, women, individuals with disabilities and lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered individuals in AT&T...."
Shall I continue? What about our friends over at Target (their policy is my favorite):
"...We define diversity as individuality. This individuality may include a wide spectrum of attributes like personal style, age, race, gender, ethnic heritage, sexual orientation, language, physical ability, religious affiliation, family, citizenship status, socio-economic circumstances, education and life experience. To us, diversity is any attribute that makes an individual unique that does not interfere with effective job performance..."
Wow! Looks like everyone can claim diversity at Target! Even gay, non English speaking, illegal alien, nudists!
It is time we stop the insanity.
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
I swear if I have to see one more ad for ED Im going to puke. Now, I have nothing against the products themselves, its just the high school anatomy terms that I just do not want to hear when I am relaxing in front of the TV. Terms like, erection, erectile, partner, etc...
Besides, its not like anyone is just going to the store and buying this stuff. Your doctor is who is going to give it to you. And no poor shmo is educated enough to say "No Doc, Viagra just isn't good enough for me, I want one of the other new brands."
Well, you can tell it is an election year, because MTV is back at their game of making sure that only the most left-wing crackpot gets elected. MTV uses the guise of "getting young people to vote" to hide their agenda of "getting only young people who watch MTV and are ticked that Bush is President" to vote. Their ads are clear:
"last election 18 million young people voted, and the election was only decided by 500,000 votes. Imagine what could have happened if 20 million voted."
Well, gee, maybe Gore could have actually won fairly and MTV would be so much happier right now. Don't be fooled by any appearance of objectivity. MTV has one goal in mind, and it is to totally change the socio-political ideology of America to fall in line with what MTV believes. This would mean that Gays are just like the rest of us and should be held on a pedestal, war is bad no matter what, sex is good and teenagers should be having as much of it as possible, and anyone who disagrees with MTV is "ignorant".
All of their shows make this apparent, and now, so does their "News". MTV is a cancer to the American Family. They are a snake. They are very sneaky with how they hook kids and subliminally feed them their political stew. Notice they hardly play videos anymore. That takes too much time away from their political aspirations.